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Warman's Vintage Quilts by Maggi McCormick Gordon tells the rich history and displays the fascinating colors of more than 300 vintage quilts created between 1825 and 1960, as well as examples of collectible African American and Siddi quilts.


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Vintage Quilts
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Author: Maggi McCormick Gordon
Pages: 256
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11
Publisher: KP Books
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4HG0979
Weight: 2.3 lb

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Vintage Quilts - Valuable Heirlooms that Stood the Test of Time

Originally made to keep one warm at night or as a special gift from an endearing grandmother, the quilts from our past, though delicate in composition, have stood the test of time and are valuable treasures to today's collector.

Valuable Features Include:

  • Advice for starting a collection : Where to look and where to buy
  • Tips for spotting fakes and reproductions
  • Guidelines for dating quilts
  • Recommendations for storage, display, cleaning and repair

You're sure to enjoy perusing page after page of the traditional blocks, elaborate Victorian works, feed sack quilts of the Great Depression, Irish Chain Designs and so many more found within Warman's Vintage Quilts.

About the Author

Maggi McCormick Gordon is a renowned quilting expert, editor and author of more than 14 quilting books including The Complete Book of Quilting and Wisconsin Quilts: History in the Stitches, in which she worked very closely with the Wisconsin Quilt History Project. She frequently lectures o vintage quilts and their role in history.

Table of Contents

 
Introduction 6
How to use this guide 6
Chapter 1: Starting a Collection 7
Where to look 7
Where to purchase 7
Dealer, auction houses, retail outlets, eBay and other online sites 9
Understanding quilts 9
Detecting fakes and repairs 10
Understanding the marketplace 12
Buying antique quilts 12
Condition and workmanship 12
Dating quilts 14
Fabrics, patterns, technique, the four B's, quilting, colors and dyes 14
Getting an appraisal 17
Insuring your quilts 17
Keeping a collection 18
Repair or finish? 18
Cleaning 18
Storaging your quilt 18
Displaying your quilts 19
Enjoying your quilts 21
Chapter 2: Patchwork Quilts 22
Wholecloth, Strippies and Frames 24
Strips and Strings 34
Log Cabin 40
One-Patch 55
Traditional Blocks 71
Representational Blocks 112
Signatures 141
Curves 147
Chapter 3: Applique 160
Sunbonnet Sue 162
Pictorials and Florals 164
Chapter 4: Embellished Quilts 184
Embroidered Quilts 185
Crazy Quilts 191
Chapter 5: Small Quilts 198
Crib Quilts 199
Doll Quilts 221
Chapter 6: Non-traditional Quilts 234
African-American 235
Siddi 248

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Grandmother's Flower Garden
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Clamshell and Hearts & Gizzards Tulip Garden & Flower Blocks
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Embroidered QuiltsSilk Crazy & Contained Crazy Quilts
Embroidered Quilts and Silk Crazy Contained Crazy Quilts

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